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  1. Once club has clinched, priority is rest

    Richard Durrett

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Manager Ron Washington's focus remains on clinching the American League West -- and the sooner the better. But he doesn't use the word "clinch" with his team. "We haven't talked about clinching anything," Washington said. "The o...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  2. Notes: Josh Hamilton likely to play more CF

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington won't talk about the playoffs. He won't even utter the word. But that doesn't mean he isn't getting prepared. Besides the pitching rotation, which will get lined up utilizing next week's off day, Washing...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  3. Derek Holland wants off the 'roller coaster'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland knows "steady" isn't the word most would use to describe his body of work in 2011 and in his career. He's out to change that record. "I don't want it to be a roller coaster," said Holland, who takes the mound agai...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  4. Rangers: Mum's the word on Cliff Lee

    Richard Durrett

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has a different approach than his counterpart with the Yankees. The Rangers GM prefers not to reveal much of anything when it comes to Cliff Lee talks. Daniels would not say whether his...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  5. A big bat now off the market?

    Richard Durrett

    That's the word from Chicago as a source told that Adam Dunn has agreed to a four-year deal worth $56 million. I bring this up only because one of the Rangers' needs this winter is finding a DH. But there are still plenty of good n...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  6. Ballpark ready for glitz of the playoffs

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- As the Rangers work out on a sunny day with temperatures in the 80s, the ballpark is getting its final touches. Both the first and third base foul territories have the ALDS logo (and red tape with the word "danger" on it to mak...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  7. Lineup change: Josh Hamilton now DH

    Richard Durrett

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The word from Rangers officials is that manager Ron Washington wanted to get Josh Hamilton off his feet, so he made a late change in the lineup in shifting Hamilton to DH. David Murphy will play center field and Vladimir Guerre...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  8. Greenberg has contract on Westlake home

    Richard Durrett

    That's the word according to this blog item on The home was owned by former Cowboy quarterback Tony Banks and was listed for $3.5 million (and it's near where the Jonas brothers have a home. Candy Evans, who wrote the blog entry, al...

    Blog | May 08, 2010
  9. Rays closing in on Hank Blalock?

    Richard Durrett

    That was the word this morning in Tampa. Rays manager Joe Madden was asked the possibility of Blalock signing a minor league deal during his morning briefing. Here's what he said, according to "I don't know. I know Andrew [Friedman, Rays ...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  10. Are Rangers interested in Cuban lefty?

    Richard Durrett

    That's the word from Baseball Prospectus' Kiley McDaniel about Cuban left-hander Noel Arguelles. Joey Matschulat at Baseball Time in Arlington linked to a McDaniel tweet, where he says the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland At...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  11. Encouraging outing for Colby Lewis

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Colby Lewis said he wasn't nervous Tuesday. Eager was the better word. The 34-year-old veteran with a new hip wondered how he would feel throwing to hitters for the first time in a game-like situation. It was just one inning on...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. Washington's words fire up Tommy Hanson

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Tommy Hanson is adjusting to life in a new clubhouse, and that means getting to know a new manager, too. It didn't take him long to see why so many players say they love playing for Ron Washington. "It was the best clubhouse spe...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. Hot Stove Talk: A.J. Burnett

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series looking at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: A.J. Burnett Word br...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. Elvis Andrus 'can't wait' to work with Profar

    Richard Durrett

    FRISCO, Texas -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has watched the club's offseason with intrigue. He was on vacation in Hawaii with Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre and their families when word spread that Kinsler was traded to the Detroit Tigers fo...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  15. Is there still time to get Nolan Ryan to stay?

    Richard Durrett

    We finally got some word from Nolan Ryan on Sunday after hearing nothing from the Hall of Famer since the news release went out 10 days ago announcing promotions for general manager Jon Daniels (to president of baseball operations) and COO Rick Georg...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  16. Small in stature, LHP Joe Ortiz making big impression

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Left-handed reliever Joe Ortiz has impressed enough players, coaches and scouts so far in spring training that word has trickled back to Geovany Soto, who hasn't even caught him yet. "I heard he's got big heart and thinks he's 6...

    Blog | February 22, 2013